Big Impact Landscaping

28 DIY Projects You Can Do on a Budget to Beautify and Add Value to Your Home

by Sara Bendrick

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  • 9781624143472

The Ultimate in Designer Landscaping Projects for Boosting Your Home’s Value

If you’ve ever looked at the weed-filled expanse that passes for your backyard and wondered why your family never uses it, then this book is for you. Sara Bendrick, host of I Hate My Yard! and Build It Like Bendrick, addresses the most common homeowner requests for affordable ways to bring privacy, shade, dining areas, fire features and manageable plantings into their yards to increase their enjoyment of outdoor spaces and increase the value of their home.

With 28 unique projects featuring step-by-step instructions and photos, Sara shows you how to:
• Build an outdoor kitchen area for a grill or pizza oven
• Assemble a fireplace out of prefab concrete modules
• Install a stone patio with a pebble mosaic focal point
• Build an overhead structure to provide shade and the feeling of an outdoor room
• Make a privacy screening wall that lets in light and provides a beautiful backdrop
• Create a maintenance-free dry creek bed with a footbridge that will wow your neighbors
• Construct a retaining wall from practically free recycled materials
• Add a bocce court that will return fun and games to your backyard

Get the most out of your property and expand your living space while enjoying more time outdoors. With Big Impact Landscaping as your guide, your backyard will go from a forlorn, forgotten wasteland to the go-to gathering place your family and guests will never want to leave.

  • Page Street Publishing; March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781624143472
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Big Impact Landscaping
  • Author: Sara Bendrick
  • Imprint: Page Street Publishing
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In The Press

“For those who really want to add some serious value to your landscape and have fun doing it yourself—look no further! This book sums it all up: great projects, great explanations and great photos.”
—Jason Cameron, Licensed Contractor/Landscaper and Host of DIY Network’s Man Caves and Desperate Landscapes

“As a designer and contractor myself, I know firsthand that wearing both hats is a unique experience. We draw and then we make. Sara Bendrick wears all the hats. It’s clear to anyone who has watched her show or heard her speak . . . Sara lives this stuff!”
—Matt J. Muenster, Designer/Contractor and HGTV/DIY Network Host

“Sara Bendrick masterfully breaks down the process of creating your dream yard into manageable steps, from choosing materials and breaking ground to putting in the last stone. Your yard will thank you for picking up this book!”
—Brittany Bailey, Licensed Contractor and DIY Instructor,

“Sara Bendrick is the full package. Whether it’s her tasteful designs or her infectious joy for landscaping, this talented woman puts her heart and soul into everything she does.”
—Josh Temple, TV Host and Licensed Contractor

About The Author

Sara Bendrick is a licensed landscape designer/contractor and host of the DIY Network’s I Hate My Yard! She has her own design and construction business, Sarita Landscape Design, based in San Diego, California. Sara has been featured in numerous magazines and media outlets and is a frequent guest speaker on home improvement shows, where she dishes out advice to DIYers and landscape enthusiasts alike. She is the cohost of an empowerment chat, #DIYCourage, with Brittany Bailey (aka @prettyhandygirl) to encourage and educate beginning DIYers. Sara is currently filming a new pilot for the DIY Network.

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  • 9781624143472